Do Institutions Own Avon Moldplast Limited (NSE:AVONMPL) Shares?

If you want to know who really controls Avon Moldplast Limited (NSE:AVONMPL), then you’ll have to look at the makeup of its share registry. Insiders often own a large chunk of younger, smaller, companies while huge companies tend to have institutions as shareholders. I quite like to see at least a little bit of insider ownership. As Charlie Munger said ‘Show me the incentive and I will show you the outcome.’

Avon Moldplast is a smaller company with a market capitalization of ₹139m, so it may still be flying under the radar of many institutional investors. Taking a look at the our data on the ownership groups (below), it’s seems that institutions are not on the share registry. Let’s take a closer look to see what the different types of shareholder can tell us about AVONMPL.

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NSEI:AVONMPL Ownership Summary January 22nd 19
NSEI:AVONMPL Ownership Summary January 22nd 19

What Does The Lack Of Institutional Ownership Tell Us About Avon Moldplast?

Institutional investors often avoid companies that are too small, too illiquid or too risky for their tastes. But it’s unusual to see larger companies without any institutional investors.

There are multiple explanations for why institutions don’t own a stock. The most common is that the company is too small relative to fund under management, so the institition does not bother to look closely at the company. It is also possible that fund managers don’t own the stock because they aren’t convinced it will perform well. Avon Moldplast might not have the sort of past performance institutions are looking for, or perhaps they simply have not studied the business closely.

NSEI:AVONMPL Income Statement Export January 22nd 19
NSEI:AVONMPL Income Statement Export January 22nd 19

We note that hedge funds don’t have a meaningful investment in Avon Moldplast. As far I can tell there isn’t analyst coverage of the company, so it is probably flying under the radar.

Insider Ownership Of Avon Moldplast

The definition of an insider can differ slightly between different countries, but members of the board of directors always count. Management ultimately answers to the board. However, it is not uncommon for managers to be executive board members, especially if they are a founder or the CEO.

Most consider insider ownership a positive because it can indicate the board is well aligned with other shareholders. However, on some occasions too much power is concentrated within this group.

Our most recent data indicates that insiders own the majority of Avon Moldplast Limited. This means they can collectively make decisions for the company. Given it has a market cap of ₹139m, that means they have ₹101m worth of shares. It is good to see this level of investment. You can check here to see if those insiders have been buying recently.

General Public Ownership

The general public, with a 27% stake in the company, will not easily be ignored. This size of ownership, while considerable, may not be enough to change company policy if the decision is not in sync with other large shareholders.

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